Need to raise farm sector's credit absorption capacity: Reserve Bank Deputy Governor SS Mundra
Typically farmers get crop loans of up to Rs 3 lakh at 7% interest, the effective rate for them is only 4% as the rest is subsidised by the government.
Real agricultural growth in India to rise 1.1% in FY16: Nomura
According to the Japanese financial services major, the ongoing diversificatio...
Gujarat saw 95% crop production, meeting chaired by PM Narendra Modi told
Anandiben Patel gave details of the work done by the state governme...
How climate-smart agriculture is crucial for India's food security at a time of farm distress
Tilling involves the digging and overturning of soil to prepare it for farming every season. Zero tillage improves water and nutrient retention.
Modi government sets up panel, kickstarts plan to double farmer income in 6 years
"The committee will chalk out a plan to shift farm policies from being production-oriented to based on incomes," a senior Agriculture Ministry official said.
Moving matches out of Maharashtra won't help farmers, GM crops will
Agriculture accounts for almost half of all employment but only 14% of GDP. India must move people out of agriculture into industry and services.
Monsanto threatens to exit India over GM royalty row
Monsanto Co, the world's biggest seed company, threatened to pull out of India on Friday if the government imposed a big cut in royalties that local firms pay for its genetically modified cotton seeds.
September quarter sees revival in rural grocery demand
Data for September just showed a sharp recovery, even as economy is likely to have slipped further.
Rural demand to stay muted on poor rains, global agricultural price
The BofA-ML report said the Indian economy is likely to witness a consumption-led recovery rather than a turn in the capex cycle, which is not expected till 2017.
How organic farming and right prices are helping Kerala farmers
The farmers do sustainable, organic farming that rejects mono-cropping for biodiversity, preserves and shares local seeds, and embraces the market.
Hope in loan card: Loan eligibility cards for tenant farmers may be national solution to farmer distress
Millions of tenant farmers don’t have access to zero interest crop loans or relief packages. Loan eligibility cards for tenant farmers — issued only in AP and Telangana — could be a national solution to farmer distress.
As crops fall, insurance must rise to curb farmer suicides
The alarming frequency of crop failures and ensuing farmer distress and suicides must force the government to put more attention and resource.
Stopping field trials of GM crops is a pseudo-scientific form of religious frenzy
Environmental activists have long gained fame and fortune by campaigning against genetically modified foods, which they denounce as “monster foods”.
Budget 2015: No big proposals for farm sector
The minister said the government will soon come up with an organic farming promotion scheme. He also proposed setting up a horticulture institute in Amritsar, Punjab.
Government to launch 'Krishi Dak service' soon
The government's agri-research body Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) has already initiated a pilot project in 20 rural districts.
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